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Thu, Sep 04

New Duke Initiative in Social Equity Research

The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new initiative focused on the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, said Trinity College Dean Laurie Patton.

Launched in July, researchers in the Duke Consortium on Social Equity will address the overarching social problem of general inequality and explore disparities and conflict associated with group-based identity such as gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. The team will particularly focus on the construction of group identity and nationalisms at the social and individual levels, and to the cultural products such as visual arts, dance, literature, and music that result from and that critique inequality.

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